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South of darkness

Marsden, John, 1950-2014
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Thirteen-year-old Barnaby Fletch is a bag-and-bones orphan in London in the late 1700s. Barnaby lives on his wits and ill-gotten gains, on streets seething with the press of the throng and shadowed by sinister figures. Life is a precarious business. When he hears of a paradise on the other side of the world- a place called Botany Bay - he decides to commit a crime and get himself transported to a new life, a better life. To succeed, he must survive the trials of Newgate Prison, the stinking hull of a prison ship and the unknown terrors of a journey across the world. And Botany Bay is far from the paradise Barnaby has imagined. When his past and present suddenly collide, he is soon fleeing for his life - once again. A riveting story of courage, hope and extraordinary adventure.
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South of darkness / John Marsden.
Sydney, NSW : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014.Sydney, New South Wales Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014.©2014
376 pages : illustrations, maps (colour) ; 25 cm.
Maps on end pages."An epic journey of a convict boy's extraordinary journey from Australia's master stroyteller" --Cover.Bibliography included in author's notes.includes bibliographical references.
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